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NC500 Camping

NC500, the coastal route round Ross-shire, Caithness and Sutherland is very popular with campers, enjoying the flexibility of bringing their own accommodation.   However it’s apparent that many on the route don’t know all...

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Driving – play nice please

I was on the island of Jersey recently and noticed the hire cars all had an H plate – standing for Hire but I was told by a local that they called then Horrors ...

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Maps

There is excellent mapping available from a number of sources for Scotland.  Let’s take you on a tour.  I can’t list every option available so I’ll mainly tell you about those I use.  Do use...

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Glasgow

Work in progress but it’s time to get this up as it is and do all the editing later 🙂 Hopefully maybe even this weekend… blame two different house renovations! And now a new...

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Frankly – toilets

We all pee and poo but we rarely talk about it, beyond the slight anxiety about where the next publicly available toilets might be.  Different countries and cultures have different rules so let’s talk...

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Overwhelmed? Relax.

For some people visiting Scotland is a long cherished dream and the media is full of Top 10s: castles, views, beaches, stone circles, … So it’s very understandable that you might start with a...

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A trot round Trotterish

This tour is described from Portree,  by car going anti-clockwise but of course there are also delights to be found clockwise. There is too much for one day so you are going to have...

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Glasgow – a wander westwards

Glasgow has a rich artistic heritage. This route takes in some of it’s most inspirational architecture and fine art as well as some interesting bits of history. Apart from a short sharp climb near...

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Getting started in Scottish Genealogy

1. Where do I start? One of the first things you should do is speak to your relatives as a starting point to seek out documentary evidence. You should also gather together any old photographs,...

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A circuit of treasures

Balmacara – Sheil Bridge – Glen Elg – Brochs – Glen Elg Ferry –Kylerhea Otter Haven – Skye Bridge Sometimes, the lack of roads in the Highland means you have to follow the same...